What 2022 Challenges Tell Us About the Rest of 2023

March 13, 2023
Kelly McNees

We are more than halfway through the first quarter of 2023, but the outlook — in the legal industry and across the broader economy — is still a bit hard to pin down. One way to try to understand what law firms may face in the remainder of the year is to glance back at 2022. Legal industry reports analyzing law firm performance last year can shed light on trends, but firm leaders should bear in mind that the past several years have been highly unusual, and a...

Honoring Eleanor Jackson Piel

March 6, 2023

In 2022, the world lost a legal legend with the death of civil rights lawyer Eleanor Jackson Piel at age 102. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re remembering Piel and celebrating her contributions to the legal profession. She was known for her work on wrongful convictions and death row appeals as well as for her longevity, with a career that...

How PR Supports Succession Planning

February 27, 2023

Succession planning has long been a sensitive issue in the legal industry, probably because it forces law firms to deal with topics they tend to avoid, such as “change” and “the future.” And because the building blocks of firm business are highly personal relationships, acknowledging that those relationships will one day need to transition and evolve can even feel threatening for the partners that currently hold them.

And yet...

The Black History Preserved in National Parks

February 21, 2023

We often think of museums or libraries as the best place to learn about Black history and culture in America, but there is another place to learn these important stories — the national parks. In honor of Black History Month, you might consider visiting one of these three road-trip-worthy national parks to learn more about the Black struggle for...